Braces as an adult? No way. At least, that was what I thought when my dentist told me that I was going to have to see an orthodontist about my crooked teeth. But my teeth were so misaligned that they were causing me pain when I chewed, so I decided to at least look into it. Turns out braces today are nothing like the ones my friends had when I was a kid. Mine were practically invisible, and I didn't need to wear them that long. I started this blog to encourage other people like me who are nervous about the prospect of wearing braces as an adult. My straight smile is so worth the trips to the orthodontist, and wearing braces was nowhere near as bad as I thought. Read on to find out more about how you can straighten your smile.
If you have ever had a toothache, you know that it is one of the worst types of pain. When your tooth hurts, you can hardly concentrate on anything else but the pain. Although many people have dealt with toothaches, there are still many misunderstandings about them.
Here are some common misconceptions about tooth pain that you should not believe.
If Your Tooth Hurts, You Must Have a Cavity
Many people assume that a toothache automatically means that they have a cavity. Although cavities are a common cause of toothaches, your tooth pain can be due to something else. For example, you might have a cracked or chipped tooth. It is important to see a dentist promptly to find out the direct cause of your cavity.
If Your Toothache Goes Away, You're Fine
It can feel like a relief if your tooth pain subsides. However, that does not mean that you should skip going to the dentist. It is not uncommon for tooth pain to come and go. Even if your tooth pain gets better, it is still worth it to see a dentist.
Pain Killers Will Fix a Toothache
When you get a toothache, you may first turn to over-the-counter pain relievers for relief. While these medications can alleviate your pain, the effects are only temporary. You must find the root cause of the toothache and treat it. A dentist can give you a proper diagnosis and advise on treatment.
Taking a Shot of Whiskey Will Relieve Your Toothache
This is another common myth about toothaches. Although a shot of whiskey may help you relax a little, it will not kill bacteria or cure your toothache. Therefore, you should schedule a dental appointment promptly.
If You Have a Toothache, You Can Just Chew on the Other Side
If you have a toothache, you may feel more comfortable chewing food on the other side in the meantime. However, you should still make an appointment with a dentist soon. If you leave a toothache untreated, it will just get worse. For example, if the toothache is due to decay, the decay may continue to spread, increasing your risk of tooth loss.
As you can see, there are many untruths about tooth pain. If you are experiencing a toothache, you should schedule an appointment with your dentist as soon as possible. Do not put up with pain longer than you have to.Share